What’s the ideal room temperature?

We’ve been keeping Lincolnshire homes warm and cosy throughout 2019, and we’re always keen to share hints and tips with you on how to care for your boiler to make sure you’re getting the most out of your home’s most important asset. This week we’re going to take a closer look at the temperature of your thermostat to make sure that you have the ideal temperature for every room, and more importantly for babies and the elderly.

What temperature should I set my thermostat at in the winter?

The Energy Savings Trust recommends setting your thermostat to the lowest comfortable temperature, between 18 to 21 degrees Celsius. And remember on days when it turns colder outside, you don’t need to turn your thermostat up; your house will heat up to the set temperature regardless. You may, however, want to set your heating to come on earlier because on particularly cold days your house may take longer to heat up.

What’s the ideal room temperature for babies?

According to the NHS website, babies don’t need hot rooms. The NHS recommends keeping your room at a temperature that’s comfortable for you at night – about 18 degrees Celsius.

What is the ideal room temperature for older people?

The NHS website states that if you’re not very mobile, are 65 or over, or have a health condition, such as heart or lung disease, you should heat your home to at least 18 degrees Celsius. The NHS even recommends keeping your bedroom at 18 degrees Celsius all night, with the bedroom windows closed.

Do I need to heat my home when I’m on holiday?

It’s not necessary to leave your heating on when you’re away, unless there’s a chance of freezing. The best action to take is to check ahead on the weather and if it’s going to be a cold week then set your boiler to come on for roughly an hour every day. An even better way to control your heating when you’re on holiday is to get a smart thermostat fitted. A smart thermostat, such as Hive, allows you to control your heating from your phone, wherever you are in the world. It also helps you control which rooms are heated and to what degree.

Does turning the thermostat down save me money?

According to the Energy Saving Trust, turning down your room thermostat by just one degree can save you around £80 a year. So why not give it a go and try one degree less? You’ll be helping the planet a little bit too.

If you would like Hive heating installed in your home, then please get in touch for a quote.